The Client-centred Blog

Welcome to The Client Centred Blog; Free content that shares a fresh approach to thriving as a financial professional in a rapidly changing environment.

This blog has its foundation in a new understanding of the human mind that gives you the ultimate platform for creating better results, thriving under any circumstances and living the life you want.     

I invite you to explore the materials, reflect upon how it relates to you and your business and enjoy the benefits.

Without the fear, what would you do?

Fear, if misunderstood, is such a debilitating emotion. When I began my coaching practice it soon became obvious that the business and personal challenges that people experienced were almost always some kind of fear in disguise. I noticed that when people were stuck or struggling – to get clients, build a better practice, make a…

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The Most Effective Sales Programme Of All

A while back I met up for coffee with a friend who runs a business networking group. At one point our conversation drifted on to some of her members and what business they were in. She was telling me about one lady who had a business teaching people how to sell their services. The basis…

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Advising is from the head, impact comes from the heart

As an adviser, what do you consider to be the most important activity in your work? Most advisers, at least the ones I have spoken to, say that their most valuable time (and the time they enjoy the most) is spending time with their clients. This is when relationships can grow stronger, trust is deepened…

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Giving up the illusion of control

I am writing this piece whilst on a train back home from meeting a valued and trusted client in London. An idea for a new programme had occurred to me and it had been percolating in my mind. I had met with my client to ask, “What do you think of this idea?” Will the…

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Awakening your inner spark

Ultimately, business is all about getting results – results for clients, results for the business and results for the people who work in and for the business – and businesses are hungry for whatever can help them get bigger, better results more easily. Last week I was invited in to give a presentation to a…

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Getting clients to come to you

  If you are building your practice then having an increasing number of people seeking you out and wanting to work with you is the ideal situation. What could be better than having great conversations with interested people and hearing them say the magic words… ‘So, where do we go from here?’ Is this a…

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Culture and getting the best from your people

Why is the culture of an organisation so important? The late Peter Drucker, one of the world’s leading business thinkers, is credited with the saying… ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’. He believed that the culture of an organisation was the prime mover in the successful implementation of business strategy. If the strategy was incompatible with…

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How to raise your fees (and have clients willingly pay them)

Going back over ten years to the early days of my coaching business I was walking along Piccadilly on the way to see a client one day and, quite by chance, I bumped into my friend Jamie who is also a business and corporate coach. We both had a little time so we dropped into…

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Why advisers shouldn’t avoid challenging their clients

Although the term ‘sales’ can have negative connotations these days, if you are providing a professional service then engaging new clients and re-engaging existing ones is often an important part of your business. So, what can give you a significant advantage? A while back I came across some research that is both eye-opening and food…

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No pain, no gain vs. no pain, no pain

Dusan Djukich wrote in his book ‘Straight-line Leadership’, “Most failure comes from quitting too soon.” I guess we have all had projects, ideas and changes we intended to implement but, as he says, we have quit too soon. If we had stayed in the game, then we would have created much greater success. And this…

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